India Begin England Tour With A Fine Win In T20I Series

India Begin England Tour With A Fine Win In T20I Series

The opening ODI match is expected to be a high scoring game as eight of the top 20 ICC ODI-ranked batsman (Virat Kohli-1, Rohit Sharma-4, Joe Root-6, Shikhar Dhawan-10, Jonny Bairstow-11, MS Dhoni-14, Jos Buttler-16, Jason Roy-20) will be on the show.

In the first match of the three-match T20I series, Hales struggled to connect and dismissed cheaply against India. Add Ben Stokes to it and England bear a formidable look. "This is the top four I would like to see at next year's world cup", he continued. Their last bilateral series' defeat came in India in January 2017, with only a freak one-off loss to Scotland in the interim.

The 3 match ODI series will give Indian team management a chance to mix and matches various combination, keeping in mind the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Currently, Rohit Sharma is the only player who has scored three hundreds in T20Is and three double-centuries in ODIs and when he was asked to rate his hundreds, he said it is hard to do so.

If the same batting order is followed, skipper Kohli, who has been world's best ODI batsman by a distance, will have to drop himself a notch down at No 4.

England is on the back-foot after losing the T20I series to India but is in good form and can outclass Indian team in ODIs. Umesh Yadav to bowl the first over. England's most recent ODI at Trent Bridge saw Hales make 147 as England complied a men's record total of 481 for six in a 242-run win, also a record, against Australia on June 19. He is one of the batsmen, who has been able to read the two wrist spinners quite well.

England captain Eoin Morgan and India captain VIrat Kohli. "I'm expecting nothing else but a high scoring series as well". Since that World Cup in Australia-New Zealand, this English batting line-up has accumulated 300-plus scores 31 times in 69 matches, inclusive of 23 wins. It certainly won't be a walk in the park for India.